(901) 682-8452 Times: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School | 10:45 a.m. Worship Service

Recreation Offerings



735 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120
(Located on the west side of the complex)

Hours of Operation:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday — 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday — 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Day.

Lifetime Membership Cost:

$10 (visit us to join)

First Evangelical Church offers indoor facilities to enhance quality of life for all church members and their guests! We offer:

  • Gymnasium

  • Fitness Center - includes 6 pieces of Life Fitness circuit machines, 3 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, a StairMaster, a recumbent bike, free weights, kettlebells, and exercise balls

  • Walking/Jogging Track

  • Multi-Purpose Room - a larger space to have group workouts, mirrors line one wall

  • Showers in changing rooms, towels provided

If you work in the Ridge Lake Business Community, we want to extend the opportunity to you to become a participant at our facilities. Just give us a call at 901-683-7700, or stop by and a Recreation worker will be happy to help you!

Fitness Classes


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126)
$10/class or $72/12-class package; Instructor: Susan Gray
Pilates improves core strengthening and function with low intensity workouts. Bring your own mat and 6" theraband.

Contender Ministries

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room (E125/126)
This is a donation-based class for anyone with or without experience in Karate. Karate is one of the Martial Arts and is a great way to improve focus while staying fit.

Outside Men's Group Fitness: F3

Mondays, 5:30–6:15 a.m., Lucille McWherter Senior Center, 1355 Estate Drive, Memphis, TN 38117

F3 workouts:
+ Are free of charge
+ Are open to all men
+ Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
+ Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
+ End with a Circle of Trust

Find more info, times, and locations HERE!

FREE 12-Week Movement Workshop

Wednesdays, January 2–March 27, 12:00–1:00 p.m. and Fridays, 7:30–8:30 a.m., Multi-Purpose Room

Designed with the busy individual in mind, learn six basic movements that you can apply to every training session over the course of twelve weeks. You have the freedom to select a few classes which most interest you, or attend all of them! If you decide to attend each workshop, you only need to attend ONE workshop every two weeks! Click here for more details. Sign up at the recreation desk. Email Bryce Berry with any questions.

FREE Mixed Movement Class

Friday, January 11, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room

Britten of Mixed Movement Memphis helps guide your current body towards how you want it to move so that you have a more capable body and mind that lives with confidence through the use of intelligent, progressive, movement design. Come and see what it's all about and register here so we can prepare more effectively.


Lunchtime Basketball

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 12:00–1:30 p.m., Gym
Employees from the surrounding business park meet in the gym to play 12-minute games of 5 on 5. It is a perfect way to get some time out of the office environment and burn up some energy before heading back into the world. The games are casual. Scores are not kept on record, so there is no pressure.

Youth Sports

Getting your child involved in recreational sports such as soccer, flag football, basketball, or baseball is one of the BEST ways to make new friends, use up excess energy (that’s for you parents), and get started on a path to a happier, healthier life for the body and mind.

Spring Sports: ESCRA Soccer

Season: March 29/30–May 17/18
If you have a child who is between the ages of 4 & 12 years old, the ESCRA league is a great option to participate in. The emphasis is on getting playing time and experience, therefore there are no league standings or record keeping beyond each game. Although emphasis is on play, if more competition is what you are looking for, there is an upper ability level division that a team can be put in with each age group.


Ages: 4–12

  • Under 5 Coed (4 year olds as of June 1, 2018)

  • Under 6 Coed (5 year olds as of June 1, 2018)

  • Under 8 (6 and 7 Year Olds as of June 1, 2018)

  • Under 10 (8 and 9 Year Olds as of June 1, 2018)

  • Under 13 (10, 11 and 12 Year Olds as of June 1, 2018)

Division Game Nights and Roster Information

  • Under 5 Friday Nights - 4 vs. 4, no goalies, 8 player roster max

  • Under 6 Friday Nights - 5 vs. 5 with goalies, 10 player roster max

  • Under 8 Saturdays – 6 vs. 6 with a goalie, 12 player roster max

  •  Under 10 Saturdays  – 9 vs. 9 with a goalie, 18 player roster max

  •  Under 13 Saturdays – 6 vs. 6 with a goalie, 12 player roster max


Practice times are determined by the coaches of each team and work around the schedules of the participants once rosters are formed.

Cost $65/player

Games will be scheduled through the ESCRA League. Cost includes a uniform.

Adult Coed Softball

Register Now–Monday, March 18

First Game: Tuesday, April 9

Register for the First Evan Coed Softball team through the City of Germantown and play against teams from Grace Evan, Germantown Baptist, Kirby Woods, Harvest, and more! There will be 9 games plus a double elimination tournament. Games will be played Tuesday nights starting at 6:30 at Houston Levee Park. The fee is $65 and includes a jersey. Email questions to bberry@firstevan.org.


First Game: April 9
How many games?
 9 plus a double elimination tournament
When are games?
 Tuesday nights starting at 6:30
Where are games?
 Houston Levee Park
 $65 and includes a jersey
When are practices?
 TBD (whenever is most convenient for the group)
Where are practices?
 First Evan’s baseball field


Join us each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the gym, 7:30–9:30 a.m and Friday from 8:30–10:30 a.m. Equipment is provided.


Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.–noon, Gym
Open gym is available to kids through 5th grade for play and fellowship time. Please invite friends and neighbors for playdates!
Note: Parents or caregivers must remain with children at all times. No child care provided.

Spring - Adult Coed Softball

Season: Games held Tuesdays, April 17–July; 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30 p.m., Houston Levee Park (9 games and double-elimination tournament)
League: City of Germantown
Who else plays? Grace Evan, Germantown Baptist, Kirby Woods, Harvest, and more!
If you want to learn more, email Bryce Berry.

Personal Training

If you think you might be ready to use a personal trainer, why not try talking to one to discuss how they can help you reach your goals more quickly and safely than going it alone? Click here to fill out an interest form and Bryce Berry, CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) will contact you within 24 hours.

Original Strength Workshop/Certification

Saturday, March 23, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., First Evan Recreation Center














Join us at the Original Strength Pressing RESET Workshop. The Original Strength Company will teach how to help restore and rebuild your Original Strength and improve the results you experience when working with clients if you are a coach/personal trainer. The OS Pressing RESET Workshop is the introduction to the OS system. Learn more about it on their website here